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English Teacher

English Teacher

Telos Programs

870 W Center St
Orem, Utah 84057
United States



Posted on June 27, 2024


Job Description: English Teacher

Division: Telos Academy

Time commitment: 40 Hours Per Week, 205-day academic calendar

Reports to: Academic Director/Principal

FTE: 1, Exempt


To prepare and provide grade-relevant learning activities that enable students to learn the

principles of the English language, including the rules of grammar and syntax, to develop an understanding and appreciation of literature and to advance students’ verbal and written communication abilities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare lesson plans that meet core objectives and principles and are in line with the curriculum goals
  • Prepare instructional aids and supplemental teaching materials and resources consistent with learning objectives and student needs
  • Select and requisition appropriate books, instructional aids and school supplies as needed
  • Deliver lessons using a variety of differentiated instructional techniques that are appropriate to the academic level and meet the diverse needs of students
  • Maximize the appropriate use of technology in the classroom as an instructional tool
  • Teach grammar and syntax, vocabulary and word usage and other principles of the English language
  • Promote students’ understanding of and appreciation for literature
  • Develop students’ verbal skills including reading out loud, discussion and debate
  • Develop students’ writing skills
  • Encourage the development of critical thinking skills
  • Create a safe and flexible classroom environment conducive to optimal student learning
  • Help students to work independently and collaboratively in groups
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior that conform to Telos Academy policies and promote learning in the classroom
  • Prepare and administer assessments that are curriculum-aligned
  • Plans, prepares and delivers lessons daily that are in accordance with the Utah State Core and adjusts lessons according to the student’s mastery of standards found in the Core
  • Up-to-date with latest teaching techniques and topics in English instruction
  • Monitors student progress by correcting work, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of each student’s progress and development, including updating grades and other information in PowerSchool daily
  • Meets with students daily to review progress
  • Coordinates and meets with therapists, department representatives and lead supervisors as needed.
  • Participates in and organizes extracurricular activities as assigned by supervisor
  • Participates in faculty and PLC meetings as assigned
  • Communicates with parents as needed
  • Manages pupil behavior in the classroom in conjunction with Telos trained mentors
  • Participates in parent teacher conferences/family days
  • Participates in planned committees as needed
  • Plans curriculum for the quarter/semester
  • Supervision of independent work as needed
  • Continued professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning, as available
  • Selects and uses a range of different learning resources and equipment
  • Completes recertification licensure through continuing education
  • Completes residential certifications and classes such as CPR, 1st Aid, Processing Training, TB Tests, Restraint Training, etc.



  • Certification in teaching preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in subject area
  • A basic understanding of the disorders Telos treats or a willingness to learn about these disorders
  • Experience with Power School or a willingness to learn and utilize PowerSchool
  • A love of working with and teaching adolescents
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Adaptability
  • Collaborative skills
  • Able to maintain a high standard of professional conduct
  • Able to handle stress


401(k) matching, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Paid time off, Call for more information